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Somerville Residents Compile Ambitious “To Do” List for Southside Park Reclamation

July 19, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Three things became clear during Tuesday’s community forum on the future of Southside Park.

1, Residents have no shortage of ideas as to what improvements they would like to see – more parking, more basketball courts, improvements to the adjacent greenway and pathway on the perimeter of the park, a splash park, an updated pool, a soccer field, tennis courts, ...

Somerville Residents Asked for Input on Improvements to Southside Park; Meeting July 18

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The reclamation of Southside Park continues to gain momentum.

The state Department of Environmental Protection has notified the borough that its grant application has been approved, with $143,355 set aside to help pay for planned improvements at the multi-purpose community park. The grant represents 25 percent of the projected cost of $581,950 for repairs and ...

Somerset County Hosts Garden Party in Colonial Park

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department invites the public to the 18th annual “Garden Party” in Colonial Park Saturday, July 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring garden lectures and music.

The Garden Party will be held in the Perennial Garden at the Colonial Park Gardens, Parking Lot F. Admission is free with donations kindly ...

Somerville Library Stakes Out Turf at Somerville Farmers Market

 

 

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The weekly Farmers Market on Grove Street has proven popular with buyers picking through bunches of fresh vegetables like escarole, zucchini, squash, spinach, turnips, kale and radishes as well as fresh fruit, eggs, meats, cheeses, and other healthy foods.

The farmers trundle in early Wednesday morning to unload their fresh-picked New Jersey ...

Hillsborough Celebrates America's Independence July 1

Hillsborough Lights Up the Sky July 1 to Celebrate America's Independence Day

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will celebrate America's Independence Day a few days early with a fireworks display at dusk on July 1 at Auten Road Intermediate School field.

New Jersey was one of the 13 original American colonies that signed the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, ...

Somerville Opens Pools to Help Residents Keep Cool

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Not everyone streams down the Garden State Parkway to the Jersey Shore seeking relief from those hot summer days.

Closer to home, one of the best anecdotes for 90-degree temperatures and high humidity is a dip in one of two municipal pools operated by the borough, both of which will be opening on Saturday for the 2017 season.

Water quality in both pools was ...

Somerset County Hosts Container Gardening with Edible Plants Workshop for Kids

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Department has scheduled “Container Gardening with Edible Plants,” a workshop for children age 7 to 10 accompanied by an adult. The workshop is limited to 10 participants.

The program is scheduled for Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Colonial Park Fragrance & Sensory Garden, ...

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